Monday, February 11, 2019

Monday Evening Links

[Reuters] Wall Street wavers as investors eye trade talks, growth fears

[Reuters] Dollar LIBOR resumes drop to lowest level since November

[Reuters] Trump says Democrats to blame if government shuts down again

[Reuters] Fed's Bowman says she is comfortable with policy stance

[Bloomberg] China's Problems Hit It All at Once

[Bloomberg] Morgan Stanley's Wilson Sees S&P 500 Earnings Growth Flatlining

[CNBC] Paul Tudor Jones says 'mania' in share buybacks threatens to have 'social consequences'

[MarketWatch: Soros] Opinion: Europe may be on the cusp of a nightmare, but it’s not too late to wake up

[AP] AP Explains: The promise of 5G wireless - speed, hype, risk

[Reuters] Pompeo warns allies Huawei presence complicates partnership with U.S.

[WSJ] Lawmakers to Resume Stalled Border-Security Talks

[WSJ] How Bad Is the China Slowdown? U.S. Companies Offer Some Answers

[WSJ] The Benchmark Set to Replace Libor Suffers Volatility Spike

[FT] Europe faces a reckoning as ‘the bezzle’ bites QE

[FT] Matteo Salvini talks up seizing control of Italy’s gold reserves

Monday's News LInks

[Reuters] Stocks inch higher as investors look ahead to trade talks, Brexit

[Bloomberg] Swiss Franc Slumps in Mini ‘Flash Crash’ as Japan Curse Strikes

[Reuters] Dollar hovers near six-week highs on fresh trade, global growth worries

[Reuters] White House adviser: Trump, Xi meeting still possible: Fox News

[Reuters] China upbeat on U.S. trade talks, but South China Sea tensions weigh

[CNBC] Growing economic anxiety hits Main Street as small-business confidence drops: Survey

[CNBC] What is the 'Irish backstop'? Here's why it has taken center stage amid chaotic Brexit negotiations

[Reuters] Time to TLTRO? Markets home in on details of ECB's potential new booster

[NYT] Flip-Flop by Fed Scrambles Outlook for World Markets

[WSJ] Trump Heads to Border for First Rally of Year

[WSJ] This Options Bet Helps Tame Markets, but There Are Risks

[WSJ] What Really Ails American Capitalism

[FT] Fed appears cornered after averting self-fulfilling meltdown

[FT] IMF backs Fed rate pause citing rising global risks

[FT] Do leveraged loans pose a threat to the US economy?

[FT] China’s lunar new year spending growth slowest since 2005

[FT] The Maldives counts the cost of its debts to China

[FT] 1MDB explained: timeline of Malaysia’s financial scandal

[Bloomberg] Two Large Chinese Borrowers Miss Bond Payments, Sources Say

[Bloomberg] Apple iPhone Shipments Dive in China as Huawei Tightens Grip

[Bloomberg] India's Shadow Bank Tumult Casts a Widening Gloom

[Bloomberg] South America Is a Battlefield in the New Cold War